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  • Briefly: Middle East

    The United States criticized Syria's envoy Tuesday for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the "delusional" nature of President Bashar Assad's regime.


  • HURT: Big picture looks good for GOP

    With all the creepy preaching from Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney's disastrous attempts at relating to earthlings who don't own a couple of Cadillacs or hobnob with owners of NASCAR teams, it is understandable Republicans might be a wee bit depressed these days.


  • Fayssal al-Hamwi, Syria's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, delivers Feb. 28, 2012, his statement to the debate on Syria during the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

    U.S. slams Syria over U.N. rights meeting walkout

    The United States criticized Syria's envoy for storming out of an emergency U.N. meeting on the crisis in his country Tuesday, saying the walkout and a fiery speech that preceded it demonstrated the "delusional" nature of President Bashar Assad's regime.


  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies Feb. 28, 2012, on Capitol Hill on the State Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

    Clinton: Syria's Assad fits war criminal category

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Syria's President Bashar Assad fits the definition of a war criminal.


  • Homeland Security: Airport scanners are safe

    The Homeland Security Department has completed a review of the Transportation Security Administration's new airport scanners and says they are safe enough, according to a report the agency's inspector general issued Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2011, file photo, Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine Republican, comments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, after leaving the floor of the Senate. Snowe, who has served 33 years in Congress, released a statement Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 saying that she will not run for re-election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Sen. Olympia Snowe won't seek 4th term in Senate

    Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, surprisingly announced Tuesday she won't seek a fourth term, citing the increasingly bitter and partisan nature of Capitol Hill.


  • Asghar Farhadi, of Iran, poses Feb. 26, 2012, with his award for best foreign language film for "A Separation" during the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

    Iran state TV says Oscar win was victory over Israel

    Iran trumpeted the Islamic Republic's first foreign film Oscar win Monday as a triumph over archfoe Israel — even as audiences in Israel packed theaters to watch the movie that beat their country's entry at the Academy Awards.


  • **FILE** President Obama speaks Feb. 9, 2012, about flexibility for states with the No Child Left Behind law at the White House. (Associated Press)

    State waivers leave uncertainty in federal school reform law

    No Child Left Behind isn't going away just yet.


  • Afghan soldiers are on alert at the scene of a suicide attack at the gate of an airport in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, which is east of Kabul, on Monday. Nine people were killed in the attack that insurgents said was revenge for U.S. troops burning Korans. (Associated Press)

    Suicide car bomber kills 9 in blast

    A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the gates of a NATO base and airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, triggering a blast that killed nine Afghans, officials said.


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